Thanks to changes in elk behavior due to land use, development, human encroachment and more, the elk we hunt today do not behave as the species did in our granddaddies’ days. Here’s how to zero in on modern habitat where elk seek refuge, and how to hunt it.
The bulls we seek increasingly reside in nosebleed seats deemed inaccessible or so low and surrounded by development we just can’t imagine ways to stalk them. Here’s how to hunt them in either locale.
Contributor Aram von Benedikt dives into the why and how of public-land antlerless elk hunting—a more-accessible, yet similarly rewarding sister activity to pursuing backcountry bulls.
Success rates in general elk units hover in the teens. Such a dismal success rate may be disheartening, but committing any number of cardinal sins can feel even worse. Here’s what not to do to tag a bull this fall.
Elk hunting is physically and mentally challenging, but you can minimize these challenges by being fully prepared. Here’s a comprehensive guide to becoming confident in your elk-hunting abilities.